What’s Hot/What’s Not: 02/12/12
ABC/Univision Talks – It may not happen but the proposed English language Hispanic cable news network could alter the Hispanic cable news landscape.
Roland Martin Suspended by CNN – Was it deserved? That question is still being debated…as is CNN’s standards policy vis a vis how it’s implemented (Martin) and not implemented (Dana Loesch)…
FBN Overhauls Primetime – The network gutted its current primetime lineup (save John Stossel’s one night a week show) and will replace it with repeats of earlier in the evening business shows. In addition the network is moving Geri Willis to early prime and adding a show for Melissa Francis at 5pm ET. Some have labeled FBN’s gutting of prime as a sign of weakness. I’m not convinced of that. I think it’s more about getting away from politics and more towards business programming.
CNBC’s Reality TV Plans – Let us hope they never come to fruition…
CNN’s iReport – The network’s citizen journalism initiative appears to have been taken advantage of this week when a slanted and fact-disputed submission on fracking in Pennsylvania was posted. That the network let it get posted was bad enough. It’s worse that the network hasn’t addressed this issue publicly and clarified the standards for its submission policies.